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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Golden Idol is a Belgian-style pale ale brewed with a multi-strain yeast.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Opened a bottle today of this golden treasure. The brett has come through significantly after aging it for a year+. Poured cloudy and a shade under amber. Quite a bunch of foam. Aromas of funky brett with slight citrus and hints of spice. Less sweet, more dry than I remember it, guess the effect of aging. Exceptional, most OTOPs are!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2005
bottle at Richlikebeer’s YEHA ’05, thanks to Willblake. big tall rocky off-white head, cloudy yellow color. aroma is tangy, tart, and brett. flavor is tangy and tart, a little watery with a dryish finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 NJ, Pocono, Philly YEHa!’05. Thanks to willblake. Bright amber body with a uniform, sudsy grayish head. Very bretty horse blanket aroma with mild organic honey tones and an element of orange peels. Subtle, well-integrated wild yeast flavors with hay and orange qualities, low acidity, nice dryness, and moderate bitterness. I like the wild and mature layered aspects to this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1067) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Thanks goes to wohlfs for sharing this at the kuhnhenns gathering on 6/10. from the bottle, poured a brown to amber with a nice off white head and some good lacing. aroma, cotton candy, yeast, bubble gum. flavor, sweet and sour, banana, yeast, floral. a very good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a hazy light amber color, musty aroma. Flavor is sweet tarts, lemons, bread, earth tones. Bitter dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle. Hazy opaque, light amber colore. Everlasting white head which leaves great lacing behind. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Residual sweetness, breadiness abound in flavor. Damn nicely done, Kudos to the Heavyweight brewery!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Courtesy of Wohlfs. Pours murky light brown, apple cider like. Nice off-white head. Aroma has a big bubble gum presence, with some yeasty/doughy banana bread. Very carbonated. Flavor has lots of chewy banana and bubble gum, with some residuel sugar. Very nice overall.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Pure gold. Ornate, fully sustained blanket of pristine white foam. Thick lace. Vibrantly airy, estery nose of white pepper, lavender, and honeydew melon. Milder, but pungent, scents of brett-induced putty, dried herbs, and must. Fluffy and expansive, with a seltzer edge of activeness. Early medicinal tang of brett immediately tightens its grip. Flawlessly attenuated. Redefines the term “balance,” as understated doughy malt sweetness gels with brilliantly placed unripe melon acidity. Harsh medicinal-accented stone and wet leather dryness enhance its highly satiating nature and firm up the body’s softness. Slick melon acidity lends more elegance along the way, as a lightly toasty husk base continually highlights the mustiness. Finishes moistly full with a bright dousing of lavender over a well-proportioned integration of floral hops, medicinal brett, and toasted hay. This is right up there with the legends. Not only does the yeast show remarkable composure, but it’s incredibly clean, aromatic, and luxurious all-around. If I died today, I’d die happily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2005 Thanks Steve for the bringing the bottle, ohhh another OTOP beer I have had! Pours a hazy golden hue with a lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of bubblegum, floral and herbal hops, honeydew, anise and corriander, orange zest, sublime brett character, and oh did I say bubblegum? The taste starts with a wonderful apple twang followed closely by bready yeasty character. The finish is quite peppery and even a a touch woody even though I don’t think it is barrel aged. The feel is lively and refreshing, very carbonated. This beer was a bit of a shocker, didn’t think it would be so good. Yummy and would like to try it again. I guess Pailhead would agree...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of wolhfs at Kuhnhenn’s. Huge bubble gum aroma with some fruit. Pours a hazy cloudy dull orange with a white head. Lots of bubble gum up front. Finishes with a decent banana presence and touch of tartness. A light citrus hides in the background along with a light yeastiness. Can’t think of any beer I’ve ever had that had such a strong bubble gum character to it.


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